As part of our direct support program for refugee entrepreneurs, FAIRE held its third selection panel on Monday, July 5, 2021. During this pitch event, we had the pleasure of selecting four new entrepreneurs that we will accompany, in addition to the three entrepreneurs we currently support (Rooh Savar from Jahan.info, Ghaees Alshorbajy from Kaoukab, and Ousmane Bah from Solodou).
Several entrepreneurs had the opportunity to pitch their projects via video conferencing, in front of the FAIRE team, the board of directors, as well as a volunteer mentor. The projects were ambitious and innovative, offering new technological solutions to meet social needs. At the end of this selection process, the jury selected four winners.
We are delighted to start by introducing two of them today!
Bonney Magambo and FAV Protector, improving quality of life for kidney failure patients.
A better life with acute kidney failure: this is Bonney Magambo's beautiful HémoFAB project, an inspiring entrepreneur and member of the Singa Lyon Board of Directors.
After a series of surgical procedures on her arm, Bonney developed FAV Protector, an innovative solution to protect the arteriovenous fistula and ensure the longevity of patients on hemodialysis. Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is used as an access point to hemodialysis treatment for patients suffering from renal failure, who until now, have not been protected in any way. However, an AVF remains the only way for these hemodialysis patients to survive while waiting for a kidney transplant. Bonney is therefore proposing a customizable, medically approved protective armband that will offer health care and fashion solutions. The goal of this prototype is twofold: to prevent and protect kidney failure patients on hemodialysis and encourage them to embrace their new life.
Who is Bonney Magambo?
She is a nurse, a mother, and a driven entrepreneur. After being diagnosed with kidney failure, she decided to devote her energy and time to find innovative solutions for the hemodialysis community, and in 2020 she launched HémoFAB.
To learn more about Bonney Magambo, take a look at our article
Kalikan by Ibrahima Touré, for a more accessible solidarity funding.
To combat financial exclusion and poverty, Ibrahima Touré and co-founder Nessim Rahmoun launched Kalikan, an application that facilitates access to banking products in France and the Ivory Coast. The project aims to promote a more solidarity-based, simple, and secure form of funding through the implementation of revolving kitty accounts subject to no banking constraints (no interest rates, no fees, no guarantees) and improve the rate of bank penetration and access to loans.
Their innovative project has made good progress; the application is already out and available for download!
Who is Ibrahima Touré?
Originally from Côte d’Ivoire, Ibrahima is a law student and an entrepreneur committed to fighting financial exclusion. At the 42 school, he met Nessim Rahmoun, and they became friends. Together, they decided to collaborate to create a social impact project: Kalikan.